Twin Falls Police Respond to Early Morning Shooting at Park
TWIN FALLS, Id. ( KMVT / KSVT ) Early Tuesday morning Twin Falls police were called to a public park where residents reported hearing multiple gunshots. Police say at about 1 a.m., they were dispatched to Harry Barry Park at Blake Street North and Borah Avenue.
Witnesses tell police that they saw a black sport utility style vehicle and a black two-door sedan flee the scene. Moments later, Kayla Gutierrez, 24 of Twin Falls, went to the police station to report that someone had shot at her vehicle. She said that a male individual who was with her at the park had sustained injuries in the shooting.
Officers discovered a large amount of blood at the park. Witnesses told police they saw a male individual with a white t-shirt and tan shorts that appeared to be bleeding, fleeing northbound from the scene.
Police followed the trail of blood with the help of a police dog but were unable to locate the victim.
At about 2:40 a.m., deputies with the Cassia County Sheriff’s Office reported that Marcus Loya, 23 of Twin Falls, was being treated at the Cassia County Medical Center for gunshot wounds. He was also being detained for an Idaho Department of Corrections bench warrant.
Gutierrez was taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine, and is currently being held at the Twin Falls County Jail.
Police believe the shooting was an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the general public. Police are continuing to work with witnesses to get a description of the suspects involved in the shooting.
The shooting is still under investigation and further details will be released when they are available. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Twin Falls Police Department at 735-4357.